How To Button A Vest

A vest is a great accessory to any clean and crisp collar shirt and knowing how to button a vest can be simple or it can be very colorful and outrageous. Wearing a vest can also dignify a suit. It is the only accessory, other than a bow tie, that possesses an upscale feel. A vest is also very versatile and can be worn by men and women. Therefore, understanding how to button a vest is very important, especially if you want to make a show stopper appearance at an upscale gala.

Items Needed:

  • Vest
  • Button down collar shirt
  • Iron
  • Mirror
  1. Find a vest that matches a button down collar shirt from your closet. Long sleeve button down shirts works better.
  2. Iron the vest and the button down shirt to remove any wrinkles. You want to look as polished as you can get.
  3. Put the freshly ironed button down shirt on first. Decide if you will wear the shirt hanging out or tucked into your pants. If you are going for an “urban” feel, then leaving the button down shirt hanging out is best. However, if you want a more “professional” appearance, then it is best to tuck the shirt into your pants.
  4. Put your vest on. Button the vest from the bottom up while standing in a mirror. This will ensure that you do not miss any buttons. After all the buttons are buckled, locate the latch in the back of the vest. This latch adjusts the tightness of the vest. The vest should fit you securely. However, if the vest is a bit loose, pull on the hanging fabric from the latch to tighten the vest to your liking.
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